Young People and Veterans of the Energy Sector Meeting at International RUSSIA EXPO

February 20, 2024

Young People and Veterans of the Energy Sector Meeting at International RUSSIA EXPO



The Forum of National Achievements: Energy is currently taking place at the VDNH as part of the International RUSAIA EXPO.

Senior government officials, the leaders of key agencies and companies, and regional governors are all taking part in the events of the programme.

One of the key events of the day was a meeting with veterans and long-time energy industry workers.

The meeting was attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, Roscosmos State Corporation Director General Yury Borisov, the heads of Russia’s regions, the CEOs of industry companies, and honoured energy engineers who have devoted many years of their lives to their favourite profession. The discussion topics included the continuity of generations at companies in the industry and the handing down of experience to novice specialists.

The Tumasov family, one of the oldest dynasties of the Kostroma State District Power Plant, with combined work experience of more than 177 years, took part in the meeting. Energy veterans spoke about their workdays and shared their experience with the younger generation and future replacements as custodians of the Russian fuel and energy industry.

Novak held a meeting with university students in the ‘Dialogue as Equals’ format to bring future energy workers and industry experts together. He said this format is nothing new for energy industry events, since such discussions are regularly held as part of the Youth Day of Russian Energy Week and have been deemed an effective tool for dialogue between theorists and practitioners of the Russian energy industry, as it allows students to discuss real cases and ask questions that truly concern them. The meeting was also attended by the heads of Russia’s regions and Director of the Russian Ministry of Energy’s Competence Centre for the Technological Development of the Fuel and Energy Industry Oleg Zhdaneyev.

The job fair ‘Build a Career in the Energy Industry’ with representatives of Unigreen Energy, Rosseti, Lukoil, Mosenergo, RusHydro, and SIBUR Holding is open throughout the day.

Partners of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship, whose twelfth season will open on the sidelines of the expo later today, are also among those participating in the fair.

Young people have a chance to meet potential employers, fill out forms to be included in the talent pool, and show off their skills in career-oriented games and competitions. The most active participants will receive prizes from the organizers.

The Forum is being organized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, and the Directorate of the Exhibition of Russia’s Achievements. The operator is the Roscongress Foundation.

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